Miniature att. John Bell (Waynesboro, PA) Redware Spaniel Dog Figure

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 122

Price Realized: $383.50

($325 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Scarce Miniature Glazed Redware Spaniel, attributed to John Bell, Waynesboro, PA, circa 1840-1880, molded in the form of a seated spaniel with hollowed interior, the surface decorated with heavy, reddish-brown manganese sponging over a bright-orange ground and covered in a clear lead glaze. This toy spaniel figure was produced from a rarer, slightly-larger mold than most Bell examples of the form known. While the majority of miniature John Bell redware spaniels measure 3 1/2" in height, this dog stands 3 3/4" tall. Literature: Spaniels of this rarer size are illustrated in H.E. Comstock's authoritative book, The Pottery of the Shenandoah Valley Region, in a group photo of miniature John Bell spaniels showing both sizes. Typical chipping to front foot. Rear foot with minor chipping. A 1 3/8" chip to underside at edge, visible along bottom of spaniel's tail. Other minor wear to surface, including a small chip to one ear. H 3 3/4".

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